The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Participate in a Los Angeles Region Workshop or webinar! Check out the schedule here.


SCORE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. To meet with a volunteer at the Azusa City House, schedule your appointment at (626)593-1120.


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by University of La Verne is part of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC network and assists area business owners increase their sales, obtain loans, streamline operations, utilize new technologies and position themselves for long-term growth.

The SBDC offers a team of business advisors who provide free business consulting and low-cost training in business operations and management, marketing, financing, business planning and more. Contact the SBDC hosted by the University of La Verne at (909)448-1567 for more information.

To view upcoming events and workshops click here.

Wednesday, June 14th
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Azusa Light & Water
729 N. Azusa Avenue
 Thursday, June 15th
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Free Webinar
Thursday, July 20th
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
University of La Verne, Campus Center 3rd Floor
2000 2nd Street La Verne, 91750
Workshop #5
How to Apply for Federal and State Contracts

Small Business Loans: Free Webinar Get Marketing & Get Growing: Mid Year Check-Up with the University of La Verne SBDC and Constant Contact
Join the City at its 5th workshop of the Business Success Series. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to do business with the state of California, navigate Cal eProcure and learn more about contracting benefits and opportunities.

The workshop will be presented by:
State of California Department of General Services
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
US Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office

Sorting out financial matters such as loans and accessing capital for your business can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, familiarize yourself with small business loans and the process to obtain one by joining this webinar hosted by the Small Business Development Center of University of La Verne. Presentation topics include:
• Accessing all available resources to assist your business in obtaining loans
• Accessing capital to start or grow your business
• Strategies to finance your business
• How to go from a good applicant to a funded applicant

Are you having trouble growing your social media presence? Is marketing your business to the community a challenge for you? If so, then check out the free workshop hosted by the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center.
Workshop topics include:
• Social Media tips
• Email and video marketing strategies
• Ideas that will help you keep tabs on the competition
• Other trends in marketing for small businesses and non-profits
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Visit the U.S.Small Business Administration Learning Center to participate in self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help you learn about the many aspects of business ownership.